Public Health

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Experts say the report "leads a growing worldwide consensus" that this "avoidable affliction" poses a serious and mounting threat to public health
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
U.S. public health officials found bacteria with "unusual" resistance to...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Yemeni child treated
"Let's not fool ourselves. Cholera is going to come back," says UNICEF's Middle...


Called "horrifying, infuriating, compelling and hopeful," a new documentary Toxic Hot Seat explores the chemical flame retardants - equally likely to cause cancer and not to work - that are everywhere in our lives and houses, and the massive lobbying efforts of chemical manufacturers and Big Tobacco that put them there. With a new Give Toxics the Boot! campaign. "The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the...